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Rahden Films

Rahden Church was found in 1353 by the Mindener Bishop Gerhard I. Rahden was known as Großendorf until the early 20th Century. By December 1, 1900, the parish served 8,356: Großendorf (including Espelkamp) 2533, in Kleinendorf 1174, in Varl 1315, in Sielhorst 831, In Wehe 1188 and in Tonnenheide 1315. There were also 36 Roman Catholics and 67 Jewish (according to Gemeindebuch der Kreissynode Lübbecke pub. 1957). Following are the films that are available regarding the Rahden St. Johanneskirche. Preussich Ströhen was a part of the Rahden parish until 1847, when it received it's own church. Espelkamp has grown larger than the other towns and cities in the immediate area and in 1910 was granted its own standing awar from Großendorf. For more information, see the Espelkamp and Alswede pages. 

The Buschmann Family has accumulated listings of some of these films, including dates and names:
Taufregister (Baptisms)       1839-1851
Heiratsregister (Marriages) 1773-1867
Sterbregister (Deaths)        1860-1875

 These pages are available in both English and German. See also the Kokemoor website. They live in Rahden.


Records available through the Latter Day Saints' Family History Centers:
Kirchenbuch, 1704-1935
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This record found under 1. Germany, Preußen, Westfalen, Rahden - Church records
Parish register of births, marriages, deaths, confirmations. After 1820 includes indexes.

Contents Dates Film #
Taufen 1704-1736 0473424
Taufen 1737-1772 0473425
Taufen 1773-1802 0473426
Taufen 1803-1819 0473427
Taufen 1820-1835 0473428
Taufen 1836-1849 0473429
Taufen 1850-1866 0473430
Taufen 1867-1879 0473431
Taufen 1880-1894 0473432
Taufen 1895-1923 0473433
Heiraten 1773-1847 0473434
Heiraten 1848-1918 0473435
Heiraten 1919-1935 0473436
Tote
Konfirmanden
1774-1819
1815-1839
0473437
Tote 1820-1841 0473438
Tote 1842-1859 0473439
Tote 1860-1874 0473440
Tote 1874-1892 0473441
Tote 1893-1916 0473442
Tote 1917-1935 0473443
Konfirmanden 1774-1800, 1818-1836 0473444

Kirchenbuchduplikat 1809-1874: from Personenstandsarchiv Detmold
Transcript of parish register of Rahden, births, marriages, deaths, banns and documentations for Rahden, formerly Grossendorf, includes Preußisch Ströhen, Wehe and Varl

Contents Dates Film #

Zivilstandsregister

Geburten, Heiraten, Tote
Veröftentlichungen
Belege
1809-1813
1811-1813
1809
1052106
Belege 1809-1812 1052107

Kirchenbuchduplikat

Geburten
Heiraten, Tote
Geburten, Heiraten, Tote
1814-1819
1820-1830
1830-1844
1052108
Geburten, Heiraten, Tote 1845-1858 1052288
Geburten, Heiraten, Tote  1859-1874 1052289

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